While you cannot exactly make children sleep, there are a number of strategies that can help your children go to sleep quickly and stay asleep through the night. Implementing good sleep strategies and smart sleep habits is not only good for your young child, but will continue to be beneficial throughout his life. Improve your little one’s sleep patterns in a way that is gentle, respectful and good for the whole family.
Create a restful sleeping space for your child. A clean and orderly room is conducive to good sleep. Install room-darkening shades or curtains, purchase a night light and consider a white-noise machine to add to the relaxing environment.
Bathe your child or send her to take a warm bath or shower before bed as the beginning of the bedtime routine. This start to a bedtime routine is a good choice from infancy through the teenage years. Use a calming bath product with a lavender and chamomile scent for a young child or purchase soothing fragranced bath items for an older child. Get the last trip to the bathroom and dental care handled during this time.